Bogus Vaccines. Fake Testing Sites. Virus Frauds Are Flourishing.

This article originally appeared in The New York Times. Offers of bogus drugs to prevent or treat coronavirus infection. Websites selling fake vaccines. False promises of speedier receipt of government stimulus checks. This is the new face of fraud. With millions of...

Alert from the NY State Office of Aging

A Call Center Agent took a call from a VT resident (Harriet) currently in Florida.  Harriet received a Facebook message from a friend who shared that she (the friend) had received a government grant for senior citizens, and Harriet could too.  She gave Harriet a...

Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know By Seema Verma Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our...

What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know?

Source: https://acl.gov/COVID-19 Early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. This may be because immune systems change with age, making it harder to fight off diseases and infection. Older adults also are more likely to...

StateWide is Celebrating National Consumer Protection Week!

NY StateWide Senior Action Council is celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (March 1 – 7). Visit consumer.ftc.gov and our Senior Medicare Page for information on how to protect yourself from the latest scams!